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    I received and installed an 11.5í barrel from Brownells













    Still missing a grenade ring

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    Sweet as can be.

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    Nice old Warhorse for sure. I love the look of those.

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    That is a fantastic piece of history.

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    I was wondering, with the brownells 11.5" barrel and the moderator. What is your overall barrel length? I want to make a similar project but also want to make sure I can make a 16" overall barrel length with moderator.

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    You should have purchased an original Colt barrel, but most likely would have a 1/7 twist, unless you could source a vintage barrel at 1/12. Many vintage parts are available or repros are available. Also, you need the grenade launcher ring and an original moderator. I can't tell for certain but something looks off on that moderator. I would imagine it would be extremely difficult to get a moderator in Switzerland. Total Silence Inc. in Washington used to make great stuff, stuff you could use to bring that rifle closer to original. Don't know if Tom is still in business.
    Last edited by juliet9; 10-31-19 at 22:16.

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    It all looks good to me. You can get the grenade ring pretty easy.

    IMG_6556.jpg

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    Colt CAR-15 XM177 E2

    Quote Originally Posted by juliet9 View Post
    You should have purchased an original Colt barrel, but most likely would have a 1/7 twist, unless you could source a vintage barrel at 1/12. Many vintage parts are available or repros are available. Also, you need the grenade launcher ring and an original moderator. I can't tell for certain but something looks off on that moderator. I would imagine it would be extremely difficult to get a moderator in Switzerland. Total Silence Inc. in Washington used to make great stuff, stuff you could use to bring that rifle closer to original. Don't know if Tom is still in business.

    Well I wanted to keep the 1/12 twist so finding an original Colt barrel in 11.5í is going to be difficult here in Switzerland.

    A previous owner put a CMMG barrel with the wrong twist, length and profile, so the Brownells is an improvement, and I still have the original 10í barrel (unusable though).

    Here are some pictures of the moderator for your consideration. Itís quite heavy and has the chambers inside, unlike a reproduction for cosmetic purposes. I think it may have been repainted, but I suspect the whole rifle might have been repainted also.

    https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100363.JPG

    Itís a bit banged up on one side

    https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100364.JPGhttps://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100365.JPGhttps://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100367.JPG
    https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100368.JPG

    Obviously itís 4.5í long. Diameter is close to 1í and slot length also 1í

    https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100374.JPG
    https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100375.JPGhttps://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFile...eg-1100376.JPG[/quote]
    Last edited by OLIAR15; 11-09-19 at 12:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaggletooth View Post
    I was wondering, with the brownells 11.5" barrel and the moderator. What is your overall barrel length? I want to make a similar project but also want to make sure I can make a 16" overall barrel length with moderator.
    I will have to measure that (we donít have SBR restrictions here).

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    Colt CAR-15 XM177 E2

    Quote Originally Posted by albatrossarmament View Post
    It all looks good to me. You can get the grenade ring pretty easy.

    Not in Switzerland I fear
    Last edited by OLIAR15; 11-04-19 at 09:30.

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